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Why He-Man wasn’t a great toy

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe might be historically significant in the world of toys but it just couldn’t compete against its contemporaries.

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A Mighty Muggs wish list

It’s funny that as we grow up we look for ways to stay in touch with our childhood in more adult-acceptable ways. If you’re like me, that means finding non-toy toys, like bobbleheads, key chains and dare I even say “collectible” figures. Thankfully, Mighty Muggs is a line of toys that fits the bill wonderfully […]

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Top 5 Franchises That Should Get A LEGO Spinoff

With the arival of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean comming just in time for the new movie, it seems that more and more popular movies are converted into Lego games every year. Here are the franchises I’m still waiting for.

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Vintage Robot Toys

After traumatizing you all with freaky celluloid toys last week, I figured I owed it to everyone to counter this week with some good vintage toys – and because I really like robots, I figured I’d see what kind of vintage toy robots would be out there. It turns out there are a lot of […]

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A Sneak Peek at 2011

2010 is almost outta here! As the New Year gets closer, let’s steal a glimpse at the year to come. We’re looking at a massive amount of line revivals this year- the 80’s are coming home to roost with major remakes of almost every definitive toy line you remember, and a couple you might not. […]

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5 Toys of 2010 I Wish I Had When I Was Your Age

Boy, you kids today have it good. All we had back in my day were G.I. Joe figures and first-gen Transformers and the Kenner Star Wars figures and He-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and… Okay, fair enough. We had a lot of great toys. But what we had were basically action figures; largely immobile […]

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Transformers Prime: Definitely more than meets the eye

If you’ve become skeptical about whether Transformers can still be really good, it’s understandable. The series has had a huge set of snarled and fragmented continuities in both animation and comics over the last 20 years. It’s understandable if some fans feel like the franchise is hopelessly lost, that it’s forgotten its heart, its spark, […]

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All Out War: A Risk Retrospective

I am not very good at Risk. Ever lost Risk in two turns? I have.  I’ve seen friendships nearly break up as a result of Risk games going bad. It’s even worse than Monopoly with the amount of hate you seen thrown about. Regardless, never let your friends dissuade you from utter conquest of Asia […]

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2008′s Best Selling Toys

- Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop Round & Round Pet Town—Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop pets are adorable little plush animals, each of which comes with a unique code that allows access to online play. This playset features three floors of exciting pet activities and comes with two pets and lots of accessories. – Transformers Movie Deluxe […]

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